Wasnt sure where to post this so i’ll post it here because cant go wrong. My blood pressure has been reading higher than i thought it should lately. 140/80 ish before my workout. When I test it after my work out(with a short rest) it is 115/60 ish. (should be higher after working out right?) my arm is 15" (yeah, i know, nothing impressive) and the machine is designed for 14 or less.
I drink pleanty of water (minimum of 64oz a day), take a multi-vitamin, and my diet is pretty clean. i dont add any salts to meals. i have processed meats once or twice a week (i know they are high in sodium). Red meat average of once a week. Eat out rarely, drink rarely. Only factor i can see that i have is stress. i recently moved and started a new job (although the job is very low stress at the moment). Oh, and at 5’6" i weigh 175. Apparently bieng “overweight” is a factor but i cant tell if that means over-weight or over-fat.
i’ve mentioned it to the doc, and they said “lets keep an eye on it” and thats it. I’m trying to find what i can change in my routine so i dont have to take a high BP medicine…horrible side effects.
I know no one here is a MD, but just lookin for advice or tips. if i can get it normal w/o seeing the doc again that would be great.